from The Century Dictionary.
- Having the character of a hydrophyte: as, a hydrophytic plant; composed of hydrophytes: as, a hydrophytic formation.
- Presenting conditions favorable to hydrophytes: as, a hydrophytic locality.
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- adjective growing wholly or partially in water
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It is true that sandy uplands have forests of loblolly and slash pine, and that baldcypress is a dominant tree in swamps; but such vegetation represents either xerophytic and hydrophytic forms in excessively dry or wet habitats, or second-growth forest following fire and deforestation.
Many of the shallow depressions or sinks, often called bays, dome swamps, or gum ponds, contain ponds or small lakes surrounded by cypress trees and other hydrophytic vegetation.